Plant List

Below you will find a list of almost all of the plants that we have here in our garden. When you see them in a list like this you wonder how we fit it all into an 800m2 block but, I can assure you that we are only half way there and there are plenty of empty spaces left to fill.

I’ve been very careful to select varieties that would cope well in our environment. In terms of fruit trees I have selected varieties that will provide crops from early to late in the respective seasons.

As I said earlier, this list is not yet complete. We have been developing this block in stages, so there will be much more to come as we work through our plan.

I have not included in this list any of the vegetables that we have around the place. The list is long and naturally changes with the seasons.

NB: I may have missed the odd plant here or there but, as I come across them I will include them for you.

Edibles -Fruit

Actinidia deliciosa  – Kiwi H4 Female

Actinidia deliciosa  – Kiwi Haward Kramer

Actinidia deliciosa  – Kiwi Male Haywood (A.arguta pollinator)

Actinidia arguta  – Hardy Kiwi 74-49F Female

Citrus limon – Meyer Lemon

Citrus medica – Citron ‘Buddha’s Hand

Citrus limon x reticulata – Lemonade

Citrus latifolia – Tahitian Lime

Citrus aurantifolia – West Indian Lime

Citrus hystrix – Kaffir Lime

Citrus reticulata – Mandarin ‘Fremont’

Citrus sinensis – Orange ‘Arnold Blood’

Citrus sinensis – Orange ‘Lanes Late Navel’

Citrus sinensis – Orange ‘Dwarf Valencia’

Cyphomandra betacea – Tamarillo ‘Denmark Gold’

Malus domestica – Apple ‘Gravenstein’

Malus domestica – Apple ‘Granny Smith’

Malus domestica – Apple ‘Summer Strawberry’

Malus domestica – Apple ‘Snow Apple’

Malus domestica – Apple ‘Jonathan’

Morus macroura – Mulberry ‘White Shahtoot’ (3)

Morus macroura – Mulberry ‘Dwarf Red Shahtoot’ (3)

Passiflora flavicarpa – Passionfruit ‘Panama Gold’

Passiflora flavicarpa x – Passionfruit ‘Panama Red’

Psidium cattleianum – Strawberry Guava

Punica granatum – Pomegranate ‘Wonderful’

Prunus armeniaca – Apricot ‘Moorpark’

Prunus avium – Sweet Cherry ‘Stella’

Prunus avium – Sweet Cherry ‘Starkrimson’

Prunus avium – Sweet Cherry ‘Royal Rainer’

Prunus cerasus – Sour Cherry ‘Morello’

Prunus persica nucipersica – Nectarine ‘Goldmine’

Prunus persica – Peach ‘Anzac’

Prunus persica – Peach ‘China Flat’

Prunus salicina – Plum ‘Santa Rosa’

Pyrus communis – Pear ‘Faccia Rosa’

Pyrus communis – Pear ‘Corella’

Ribes rubrum – Currant ‘White Pearl’

Ribes rubrum – Redcurrant

Rubus idaeus – Raspberry ‘Heriatage’ (Dec)

Rubus idaeus – Raspberry ‘Gold’ (Mar)

Rubus ursinus x idaeus – Boysenberry

Vaccinium hybrids – Blueberry ‘Denise’

Vaccinium hybrids – Blueberry ‘Northland’


Achillea millefolium – Yarrow

Allium achoenoprasum – Chives

Anthemis nobilis – Chamomile

Anthriscus cerefolium – Chervil

Anethum graveolens – Dill

Armoracia rusticana – Horseradish

Asparagus officinalis ‘Argentuil’

Borago oficinalis – Borage

Coriandrum sativum – Corriander

Cymbopogon citratus – Lemon Grass

Elettaria cardamomum – Cardamom

Fragaria x ananassa – Strawberry ‘Chandler’

Fragaria x ananassa – Strawberry ‘Hokawase’

Fragaria x ananassa – Strawberry ‘Kunawase’

Fragaria x ananassa – Strawberry ‘Tioga’

Fragaria vesca – Wild Strawberry ‘Fraises Des Bois’

Humulus lupulus – Hops ‘Cascade’

Humulus lupulus – Hops ‘Hersbrücke’

Humulus lupulus – Hops ‘Tardif de Bourgogne’

Lauris nobilis – Bay Tree

Ocimum basilicum – Basil ‘Opal’ and ‘Lettuce Leaf’

Origanum marjorana – Marjoram

Origanum vulgare – Oregano

Levisticum officinale – Lovage

Melissa officinalis – Lemon Balm

Mentha spicata – Spearmint

Petroselinum crispum – Parsley ‘Giant of Italy’

Tropaeolum minus – Nasturtum ‘Empress of India’

Tropaeolum minus – Nasturtum ‘Peach Melba’

Pelargonium nervosum – Lime Geranuim

Polygonum odoratum – Vietnamese mint

Rheum rhaponticum – Rhubarb ‘Silvan Giant’

Rheum rhaponticum – Rhubarb ‘Victoria’

Rheum rhaponticum – Rhubarb ‘Sydney Crimson’

Rosmarinus officinalis – Rosemary

Salvia leucophylla – Purple Sage

Salvia officinalis – Broad Leaf Sage

Symphytum officinale – Comfrey (sterile)

Tenacetum parthenium – Feverfew

Thymus citriodorus aureus – Varigated Thyme

Thymus vulgaris – Thyme


Aeonium arboreum var. atropurpureum ‘Schwartskopf’

Aeonium arboreum ‘Green Lady’

Cotyledon orbiculata ‘Silver Waves’

Crassula argentea – Jade Plant

Crassula argentea ‘Coral’

Crassula commutata

Crassula tetragona ‘Miniature Pine Tree’

Echiveria ‘Perle von Nurnberg’

Kalanchoe beharensis

Kalanchoe blossfeldiana

Kalanchoe thyrsiflora – ‘Flapjacks’

Sedum morganianum ‘Donkey Tail’

Sedum rubrotinctum ‘Jelly Beans’

Sedum spathulifolium purpureum ‘Purple Blob’

Sedum spathulifolium ‘Cape Blanco’

Ornamentals – Exotic

Agave attenuata

Armeria alliaceae

Artemisia absinthium – Wormwood

Artemisia genipi

Artemisia Gentileschi – NOTE: I had this but it turned up its toes. If anyone has one and wouldn’t mind sharing a cutting I’d be most grateful.

Artemisia schmidtiana

Balotta pseudodictamnus ‘Nana’

Betula Pendula – Silver Birch

Catalpa bignonioides (double grafted mop – 7 ft)

Chamaecytisus palmensis – Tagasaste

Dahlia ‘Mystic Sun’

Dahlia ‘Mystic Mars’

Dietes bicolour

Festuca glauca

Gaura lindheimeri ‘Chrimson Butterflies’

Gaura lindheimeri ‘Perky White’

Helleborus x orientalis ‘Joy Bouquet’

Helichrysum sanguineum ‘Ruby Clusters’

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘White Ball’

Lobularia maritime – Sweet alyssum

Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘nigrescens’ – Black Mondo Grass

Phormium ‘Merlot’

Pennstemon var. unknown

Salvia chiapensis

Salvia elegans

Salvia leucantha ‘Pink Velour’

Salvia ‘Anthony Parker’

Sedum ‘Stewed Rhubarb’

Sedum varigatum


Ornamentals – Native / Indigenous

Adenanthos cuneatus – Coastal Jug Flower

Adenanthos cunninghamii – Prostrate Woolybush

Arthropodium minus – Small Vanilla Lily

Callistemon viminalis – Weeping Bottlebrush

Correa var. unknown – Pink

Eremophylla macponellii – Rounded compact silver leaf form

Lomandra confertifolia spp. Rubginosa ‘Silver Grace’

Plectranthus argentatus – Silver Leaved Plectranthus

Tetratheca ciliata white form

There are a few more indigenous plants out there that I will include once I do a survey.


6 responses to this post.

  1. That *is* a lot of fruit trees! Are they all about the same age, or were they planted at different times? Which ones are producing?


    • Hi L,

      I must say that I have you to thank for the inspiration here. I was reading 500m2 in Sydney and realised that, like you, I should be letting people know what I’m growing here.

      Yes it does look like a lot although there is still so much space. Some sides of the yard still look empty though. I espalier a lot. We have approximately 130m of fence line and we use it pretty effectively. I looked at the fence, which was originally planted out with 5m+ cypress, and I thought mmm… we can have 40 odd fruit trees on the fence alone if we get rid of those cypress! They did offer us a lot of protection from the wind but, sitting up to 2.5m off the fence, when you consider that they were occupying roughly 300m2 of potential planting area it seemed like such a waste of space.

      I’m slowly creating rooms in the garden which allow me to espalier yet more trees or use climbers as well. I’m a big fan of climbers on brick walls and I am more than happy to let plants cover my house like a nice warm blanket.

      I plant stack as well which saves room. That might not seem so important when you have plenty of space but, that won’t always be the case. This place will be full one day and I am sure to want to keep planting things so getting used to plant stacking is good practice for the future and helps me to more about design.

      In terms of the age of the fruit trees: Most are up to 3 years old and some like the apples, mulberries, cherries, tamarillo, berries and citrus are already producing good yields. We haven’t had any pears, apricots, plums or kiwis to date. The kiwi’s and passionfruit are still quite young as I did loose a few over the past few summers and these are the replacements. They have all been planted at different times and some were already of a fruit bearing age when they arrived.

      I think that they key to success with fruit trees is making sure that you have the right variety for your home and getting them from a reliable source.

      Oh thanks you just reminded me about a tree that I forgot about… Its more than blog worthy. I’ll get on to it!


  2. What a fantastic collection of plants you’ve got there. How are you going with your currants? I planted five blackcurrants and a red currant in our garden in the outer north of Melbourne last year, and only one of them fruited this Summer. It might be because they’re still very young, but I’m also concerned that they may not be getting enough chill hours. I’d love to hear of other people in similar climates getting fruit from theirs. (I also optimistically planted some hazelnuts last year, and have no idea whether it’ll be cool enough for them ever to make me some nuts.)


    • Hi Alexis,

      Thank you for your message.

      Interesting question regarding the currants. I got these currents from a couple who were running low on space so, they were quite mature when I planted them. Having said that they still took a good year or two before they started to bare fruit. Mine are in a fairly warm and protected position in the wettest part of the garden. They do fruit quite well 3 years down the track but, I suspect that they would crop much better if they were in a different position. I may move them at some point to see.

      I would say that you have to be really careful with your pruning regime for these plants. Make sure that you keep them clean, removing the old woody stems. These are usually the ones that had fruit on them during the spring/summer. If your plants are young then I wouldn’t prune them this season unless the stems are looking tired, in which case I would just give them a little clean up.

      Just as a side note: The white currants are something that I wouldn’t plant again. They are nice to look at and the birds don’t go for them like the reds but, the flavour just isn’t there!

      As for your Hazelnuts, I wouldn’t expect nuts for a few seasons yet.

      I hope that this helps.

      Good luck 😉


      • Thanks. That’s good news that yours fruited, and ta for the pruning tip (as opposed to the tip pruning – ha ha (ahem)). They were wee little plants from Digger’s, so I figure I’ll let them grow a bit more before I prune them. I’ll stay away from white currants. We have a little white mulberry (also too young to have fruited) and I’m suspicious enough about whether it’ll be worth it.

      • Oh Alexis the white mulberries will be superb. Ours have been fruiting for the past two years. They are like a fruity burst of liquid sugar. I first stumbled upon white mulberry trees when I was spending a bit of time working at Bill Mollison’s original farm in Northern N.S.W. My friend Ant and I were up behind the main dam clearing out some trees that had been completely overgrown with climbers etc. We cleared out one side of the foliage which opened up a cave like clearing underneath the canopy of these trees. We went in, wandered around and when we looked up there were white mulberries dangling everywhere above our heads. It was one of the highlights of my life. That’s why I planted three of them along the front of my house. I have been training them so that they cover the path between them and the house, re-cteating for me that moment so I can enjoy it every summer.

        You won’t be disappointed!

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